Prime Mackinac Island Selfie Spots

Mackinac Island is a photographer’s dream. Scenic vistas, majestic horses, Victorian architecture and, of course, the Mighty Mac. But, professional level photography is not for everyone. Enter the selfie. So, I did what any millennial would do and toured the island in hopes of finding the perfect spot to send that “wish you were here” snapchat or text.

Here’s a look at four of the many places on Mackinac Island to get a great selfie:

A young woman snaps a selfie in front of Mackinac Island's Arch Rock with the water visible through the arch

Mackinac Island’s Arch Rock

One of nature’s wonders, Arch Rock is a must-see sight for anyone visiting the island. As I rode my bike around Mackinac Island, I had to make a stop to climb the 200-plus stairs to Arch Rock. (Don’t worry if you’re not in the climbing mood, it’s also accessible from the other side where many horse-drawn carriages stop while touring Mackinac Island). I always knew Arch Rock was stunning from photos, but seeing it in person gives you a special appreciation for it. Take this opportunity to grab a quick snap in front…while also climbing the stairs to take a selfie back at the water. At Arch Rock, you’re about 150 feet above Lake Huron, giving you a great view.

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Devil's Kitchen is a rock formation hollowed out by waves on the west side of Mackinac Island along M-185

Devil’s Kitchen on Mackinac Island

A small cave on the southwestern shore, Devil’s Kitchen is accessible while walking or biking the 8-mile loop around Mackinac Island. While it’s a very shallow cave, it attracts many visitors because of its ease of access from the road. The blackened limestone and “mouth-like” shape of the cave make it a perfect photo opp.

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Adirondack chairs dot the great lawn out front of Mackinac Island's Mission Point Resort

Mackinac Island’s Mission Point Resort

One of my favorite places on the island is Mission Point. After a day of exploring all of the shops and restaurants filled with people in downtown Mackinac Island, Mission Point is the perfect place to bring a book on Mackinac Island and enjoy the peace and quiet – and the magnificent views.

Relax on Mission Point Resort’s lawn

A young woman wearing sunglasses snaps a selfie along the water on Mackinac Island with the Mackinac Bridge in the background

Any view of the Mackinac Bridge

Let’s face it, one of the most iconic images from Mackinac Island is the bridge, so no trip is complete without a selfie with the Mighty Mac. And if you’re anything like me, one is probably not enough. As I biked around Mackinac Island, I couldn’t help but stop every half mile to snap another photo of the world-famous suspension bridge. My grandfather worked on the bridge when he was in college, so I’ve always felt a special connection to it and couldn’t help but send my tech-savvy grandpa a selfie with the bridge.

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